Certified nurse aide classes that are available for enrollment in Choctaw, Oklahoma are being shown to you here. For more information about their programs, please contact one of the programs below.
Eastern Oklahoma County Technology
4601 North Choctaw Rd.,
Choctaw, OK 73020
(Multiple courses are being offered here)
If you are planning on becoming a CNA in Oklahoma, then you should try to get certified first as a long term care aide. Becoming a LTCA does not require any previous background in nursing assistance to qualify for the certification process. To be accepted in a state-approved program you must be able to read and write, be at least 18 years old, possess a high school diploma or a GED, have clean record with the federal and the state, and be physically and mentally capable of handling patients.
Enrolling in a nursing assistant program will not only make you eligible to take on the competency exam, but it will also train you to handle different situations that you may encounter once you are in the clinical area. Your training will consist of classroom instructions and clinical practice. Before you are sent to the clinical area, you must cover 16 hours learning concepts like communication and interpersonal skills, safety and emergency, promotion of patient’s independence, respecting their rights, and infection control. During your training, you will be under the supervision of a registered nurse who has at least 2 years of experience, and possess some background in training adults and/or supervising nursing assistant students.
Passing the competency exam is one of the ways to get your name on the Nurse Aide Registry. Only those individuals who are on the NAR are allowed to work as a CNA. The competency exam consists of a written test and a clinical skills test. An oral version of the written test may also be taken instead of the written tests. You will only be given 3 attempts to pass all the tests. If you fail to do this, you must complete another training program before you can reapply for the exam.
Another method of gaining entry into the Oklahoma NAR is by applying for reciprocity. This method however, is only available to individuals who are already a certified nursing assistant but is currently listed in another state’s NAR. When applying, they must possess a valid certification as well as a clean record. To protect the interest of the patients, all applicants must pass the national background check for criminal records.
You can download all the necessary forms needed to become a CNA in Oklahoma by going to this link: http://www.ok.gov/health/Protective_Health/Health_Resources_Development_Service/Nurse_Aide_and_Nontechnical_Services_Worker_Registry/Nurse_Aide_Registry_Applications_and_Forms/index.html#NATCEPApps.
Choctaw is a part of Oklahoma County. It is considered to be the oldest town in Oklahoma. It was originally founded as a agricultural community. According to the census of 2010, their total population had reached up to a total of 11,146 people. They had a population density of 346.4/sq mile. The total area of the town is estimated to be about 27.1 sq miles, where all of it is land.
Examples of health care providers and centers that are found in Choctaw include Saint Medical Group, Physical Therapy Central of Choctaw, Choctaw Family Medicine, Darek K. Ridpath DDS PC, Lacey R. Knox, PT, Midwest Regional Medical Center, Lewis & Lewis Eye Care Clinic, Kelley Family Clinic, and many more. photo attribution: ufv